Exercises during COVID-19
Hi guys, Hope you are doing good while the country is unlocking down. I am sure many of us must be suffering from double chin sitting at home and eating away the goodies to the glory. It is devastating and we all want to get rid of it. It makes us look old. It is very common among overweight men and women. But here is bad news; women are more prone to it than men. Many celebrities also suffer from it. Because our bodies are bound to store fat at all these places when there is excess fat. And if you are sporting one too, you certainly know how unflattering it is.
However it is definitely not impossible to get rid of a double chin. I know spot reduction is not possible but there are certain things that help. There are many factors causing a double chin, genetics, aging, loss of elasticity in the skin. The main muscle responsible for this is the platysma muscle.
Let us know How To Reduce Double Chin –
1. Chin lift or chin firming exercise
It tightens the chin along the jawline, and removes sagging and tightens the skin along the jawline just above the double chin, helping to pull up on skin which has sagged downward. Sit erect and tilt your head back until you are looking toward the ceiling. Lips should be pursed tightly as if you wanted to kiss the ceiling. Just use your lips, do not engage facial muscles. Hold your lips for five seconds and then release. Repeat 10 times.
2. Platysma exercise
This muscle plays a very important role in that area. In this exercise, you open the mouth as wide as possible, then stretch the lower lip and jaw over your top row of teeth. This will tighten the area around the chin and help you lose a double chin. Repeat five to 10 times.
Now this one is my favorite. It really relaxes the neck muscles. Sit straight and inhale while turning the head to one side such that the chin touches the shoulder. Now exhale and slowly lower the head such that the chin is resting on the chest. Inhale again and gently lift your head to the other side where the chin touches the other shoulder. Repeat 10 times.
4. Massage with cocoa butter
You can also rub your neck and chin with cocoa butter. Consider taking a tablespoon of cocoa butter and slightly heat it in your palms and use this to massage your neck and double chin region as gently as possible. You can use any body butter or lotion with cocoa butter in it. It increases the elasticity of the skin.
5. Chewing exercises
Chewing exercises helps in reducing, chin, and neck fat. U can have anything that involves a lot of chewing, like chewing gum, carrots, etc. They all give a good workout to that area.
6. Lose weight overall
If you are fat overall, then losing bodyweight along with the above-mentioned measures, will give you the best results possible.
You will not get any instant results by doing the exercises mentioned, but you can definitely expect results after a week and most probably in two weeks. Start the exercises by repeating them 10 times each once a day and increase it to twice a day 10-15 times each.
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